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Stargazer Steve's 10 inch Truss Scope?

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Posted 30 January 2004 - 11:46 AM

I haven't seen a review anywhere of Stargazer Steve's 10 inch truss scope (http://stargazer.isys.ca/10inch.html)... just wondering if anyone has any experiences/thoughts on it. At about $1350 it seems like a good combination of aperture, price, and portability... I can't find a 10 inch dobsonian that I can transport in my car due to the bases on them.

Any thoughts?

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Posted 30 January 2004 - 01:30 PM

I've no experience of it. However it is very interesting to see Barry Leger's design http://personal.nbne...a/bleger/scope/ being taken up all over the place. It's certainly becoming very popular!

It does look pretty good for the money though and I doubt you can beat a truss tube design for portability. If you have the necessary woodworking skills (or a friend who is willing to help) I'm sure you could put something similar together for a lot less. But don't let that put you off! :jump:

Let us know how you get on.

Cheers,

Mike

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Posted 30 January 2004 - 03:09 PM

Steve makes pretty darn good scopes, but I have never actually seen one. They come recomended from Dyer and Dickinson and their book "The Backyard Astronomers Guide"

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Posted 30 January 2004 - 05:30 PM

We could discuss this on the ATM forum, but it looks like for apertures 10" and under wood is an OK material for truss poles...

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 06:20 AM

My opinion is that if you have $1350 to spend on a scope then try and buy a used 12.5" truss Dob astromart.



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